Mountain safety advice issued

Published 15 March 2019

Police Scotland and partner agencies are encouraging hillwalkers to take precautions and consider available weather information following a number of incidents in the mountains.

Police and partner agencies are advising walkers to plan their routes and to ensure that information about weather conditions and avalanche activity is considered.

Fort William Inspector, Isla Campbell said: “The circumstances of Tuesday’s incident remains under investigation however we want to take this opportunity to advise the public to carefully plan when heading to the mountain ranges.

“We do not want to put anyone off enjoying the great outdoors activities we have here in Scotland but we would ask that people plan their routes, take sensible precautions and consider whether it is safe to climb a particular route. The environment of the Scottish mountains is by its very nature an unpredictable one and it is important that people take as many precautions and plan ahead as much as possible if they are going to go climbing, especially at this time of year.

“Detailed information about weather conditions and avalanche risk are available from agencies including the Scottish Avalanche Information Service and we would encourage climbers to look at this information before heading out on the mountains. Be prepared to alter your routes or plans if there is indications that inclement weather or avalanches could affect your climb.”

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